Anytime Marvel really wants something to start selling they just throw Matt Fraction on it.  You think I’m kidding but if you look at the time frames when Fraction jumps on titles it is usually when they are in the slumps.  Now I am not saying Defenders is in the slumps but I have been following Marvel for a long time and Defenders or New Defenders or any other incarnation of it has never been a hot commodity, something tells me things haven’t changed on that end.   The sad part is that I’m supposed to be intrigued to read this because Black Cat is in it.  Not a very good sell Marvel, now Fraction and McKelvie, that for sure peaks my interest.

Your First Look at Defenders #8!

Marvel is pleased to present your first look at Defenders #8 as red-hot artist Jamie McKelvie joins superstar writer Matt Fraction for a story like no other!  After traveling to Wakanda, the Defenders must journey into the forbidden land of Z’Gambo to face off against the evil John Aman, Prince of Orphans! What sort of secrets is he protecting, and can the Defenders find out before it’s too late? But they’re not the only ones after his secret, as the Black Cat makes her own bid to steal it away! It’s a race against the clock in Defenders #8, which hits comic shops everywhere, the Marvel Comics appand the Marvel Digital Comics Shop this July.

 DEFENDERS #8 (MAY120697)

Written by MATT FRACTION

Penciled by JAMIE MCKELVIE

Cover by TERRY DODSON

FOC – 6/18/12, On-Sale – 7/11/12